Worlds' Finest #0

Worlds' Finest #0

Writer: Paul Levitz Artist: Kevin Maguire Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 5, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
8.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

It’s the origin of Supergirl and Robin on Earth 2! How did their first mission on that world affect their situation as Power Girl and Huntress today?

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Sep 6, 2012

    So, as the title looks to the past, Levitz and Maguire produce the most entertaining instalment of the series. But the irony is that this is far more entertaining than anything that has happened to the characters in the present, which we return to next month. However if Levitz can continue to produce scripts this engaging then the series will be a great slice of superhero action. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 7, 2012

    Of the five “Zero Issues” I read this week, this was my favorite. Exciting story and slamming art! This delivers the goods and then some! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 10, 2012

    I thought this was a very solid zero issue which illustrated the strengths of the book - solid characterization, great plot lines, and some killer art. Seriously, Kevin Maguire knocked this issue out of the park. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 6, 2012

    Paul Levitz confounds me. Some of his work is hokey, retrograde and awful, while other stories are perfectly formed and amazing. This issue falls into the latter category, as Levitz and Maguire drag me into the raw emotion of Robin as she charges into danger to avenge her mother. Supergirl's characterization is retro in a good way, reminding me of the old days of Action Comics, while Huntress becomes a little bit more like dear old dad in a way that doesn't feel as ham-handed as many attempts to rip off recapture the magic of Batman's origin. This story is about the first interaction of two characters destined to become the Worlds' Finest team, and Worlds' Finest #0 makes it all work very well, earning 4.5 out of 5 stars overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joey Esposito Sep 5, 2012

    I wish I could say that this zero issue put me back on board for the rest of the series, but knowing that the regular book is a fundamentally different tale, I'm afraid I'll just wind up reflecting on what could've been instead of what is. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Gavin Craig Sep 7, 2012

    And I'll be the first to say that as a reader, the Worlds' Finest/Earth 2 take on superheroes is totally refreshing. It's a reminder that grittiness has as much to do with resolve, determination, and hand-to-hand heroism as it does with living in a world of corruption and compromise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 6, 2012

    There are a few moments where the emotional impact is light " particularly when one iconic character meets their untimely end " but this book looks good and gives additional context to two great characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Sep 5, 2012

    I love the idea that true friendship can be born out of really horrible circumstances and I would have liked to see more of that. If anything, this story could have extended into a three issue series rather than a focused, self-contained book. It would have made a great three issue arc. In the beginning of the book we get a true sense of who Helena is and where she comes from through her parents. Then, after tragedy hits, we rush into her first meeting with Kara. Rather than having the two characters rush into a friendship, I would have liked to see them get to know each other. The reality is, you don't just instantly become friends with someone, something like that takes a lithe bit more time. That's why I felt that this issue ended so abruptly when it could have been drawn out. The relationships could have been explored further. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 10, 2012

    Some may not like the art by Kevin Maguire but I think it's one of the issue's saving graces (although I'm not of fan of his Catwoman design) along with the Kara story which is given far less time but is much tighter than the rambling main story with Helena. Worlds' Finest #0 isn't a bad issue as much as an unnecessary one with a couple of good moments. Hit-and-miss. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Sep 10, 2012

    There are some great ideas in this book -- one of powerful female friendships, emerging superheroines, tragedy that builds character -- but the disconnect between the art and story is simply too much for the book to bear and as a result it doesn't succeed on any of the emotional levels it aims for. This book feels like it never knew what it was supposed to be and thus fails to be anything, which is a shame, because it's a wonderful (and too rare) opportunity to showcase these young heroines. Read Full Review

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